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Word: bound

Definition: leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound


Sentences Containing 'bound'

``You are a man of business and bound to have a reason.
In the midst of them is a tall man with his arms bound tied to his sides like this!''
His arms are swelled because of being bound so tight, his wooden shoes are large and clumsy, and he is lame.
He is bound as before, and in his mouth there is a gag tied so, with a tight string, making him look almost as if he laughed.''
Over the chair they had thrown a red flag, and to the back of it they had bound a pike with a red cap on its top.
``That there Roger Cly, master,''said Mr. Cruncher, with a taciturn and iron bound visage.
Her hair was torn and ragged, and her arms were bound to her sides with sashes and handkerchiefs.
He can not easily touch his face, his arms being bound.
The`Paul Jones'was now bound for St. Louis.
As a talker, he is bound to clog his narrative with tiresome details and make himself an insufferable bore.
One day we were approaching New Madrid, bound down and heavily laden.
He tried to speak, but that part of the shroud which bound his jaws, held firm and would not let him.
Do not, do not be afraid, or your limbs will be fear bound.
He was not bound, nor had they made any attempt to handcuff him; this seemed a good augury.
``It is a casket of wood bound with iron,''thought he.
He had, moreover, sandals bound on his feet by cords.
I have been bound by my promises as rigidly as any knight of olden times.
`That this record should have all due authority, it shall bear the imperial seal, which the vendor is bound to have affixed to it.'
Had I ten Yaninas in my family, I should only consider myself the more bound to fight ten times.''
Count, what am I bound to do, being in possession of this secret?''
But it does not become bound to admit them upon any better terms than those of any other nation, of France or Holland, for example.
In a joint-stock company, on the contrary, each partner is bound only to the extent of his share.
The tax which each individual is bound to pay, ought to be certain and not arbitrary.
Where is the difference between crying, Woe is me, I know not what to do, bound hand and foot as I am to my books so that I cannot stir!
Vulgar vices seem to have no temptation for him; this is not one tied and bound with chains which he strives to break.
After one consideration, man is nearest unto us; as we are bound to do them good, and to bear with them.
But if they kept a life, and swaggered; I (God be thanked) am not bound to imitate them.
Of these the two former, are so far forth thine, as that thou art bound to take care for them.
I preferred to be poor rather than bound by any' man's obligation, even to want rather than to beg.
I am not bound to do more; enchantments avaunt, and God uphold the right, the truth, and true chivalry!
Thus, sirs, you are bound to keep quiet by human and divine law."
Happy he, to whom heaven has given a piece of bread for which he is not bound to give thanks to any but heaven itself!"
Here was his master defeated, and bound not to take up arms for a year.
But I'll be bound the fat man won't part with an ounce of his flesh, not to say eleven stone."
For of course that's where one who dies in despair is bound for."
We approached it by degrees, and got, in due time, to the inn in the Whitechapel district, for which we were bound.
This treasure, as in duty bound, I laid at the feet of Steerforth, and begged him to dispense.
'His feelings will soon get the better of it, I'll be bound.
'I am bound to believe you, and of course I do believe you,' said Mr. Wickfield.
"Why should you raise up hopes which you are bound to disappoint?
Say, I reckon your father's poor, and I'm bound to say he's in pretty hard luck.
Some three hours or so afterwards we were all in the train together, bound from Reading to the little Berkshire village.
If you don't hitch on to one tooth, you're bound to on another, ain't you?
The idea did not originate in my own discernment, I am bound to confess, but in a speech of Rosa Dartle's.
I be bound, if I have to take a-holt of you I'll--" "They're in the trunk.
'Well, Master Copperfield,' he replied, 'you perceive I am not bound to answer that question.
I then bound myself once more to the prescribed conditions.
'And I am so grateful to you for it, Agnes, so bound to you, that there is no name for the affection of my heart.
They would often spring, and bound, and leap, with prodigious agility.
He skulks about the wharves of Joppa, and seeks a ship that's bound for Tarshish.

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